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How to set up keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, but take no time at all to set up.

How to create keyboard shortcuts in OS X

Keyboard shortcuts can save you tons of time, and they take no time at all to set up.

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Change your short username in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you need to change your account's short username, Mavericks, like its OS X predecessors, offers a few options for doing so. However, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We show you the why and how for each method.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

If you're stuck in a jam and needed that old installation disc yesterday, you could turn to the Internet, if you're willing to accept the risks.

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Bugs & Fixes: OS X 10.9.2 and the disappearing camera

Bug-tracker Ted Landau returns to explore the case of the missing camera.

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The secrets of OS X's text tools

Hidden away in a contextual menu are a bunch of handy text-manipulation tools that far too many Mac users overlook.

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Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

Working with Do Not Disturb in OS X Mavericks

Do Not Disturb got some significant upgrades in OS X Mavericks; here's how to get the most out of the feature.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: How to get old Mac OS X install discs

Need to do a installation of an older Mac operating system, but you can't find the discs? You can find them if you do a little bit of searching.

Control access to your network

Is your iPod touch-toting child spending too much time on the Internet? Christopher Breen shows you how to carefully control the hours they're able to access your Wi-Fi network.

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How to play .avi movies in Mavericks

With Mavericks Apple changed QuickTime so that it no longer supports some third-party video plugins. However, as Chris Breen explains, there are still ways to play your old QuickTime-unfriendly movies.

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Bugs & Fixes: DiskWarrior to the rescue

Ted Landau returns to laud DiskWarrior--a tool many Mac troubleshooters have as a vital tool in their arsenal.

Mac 101 wrap-up: Panic optional

After some 68 lessons, Professor Breen closes the book on Mac 101 and issues this, his commencement address.

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Resetting Safari with a keyboard shortcut

A reader suggests that there's a keyboard shortcut for resetting Safari. Chris Breen isn't so sure but shows you how to make one.

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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.

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How to drag items to your hard drive without being challenged for a password

If you're tired of your computer demanding a password every time you try to drag a file to it, follow these steps for making your Mac more accommodating.